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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] software node: Power management operations for software nodes
On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 05:54:37PM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 3:59 PM Heikki Krogerus
> <> wrote:
> >
> > Adding separate PM operations vector for the software nodes.
> > The software node specific PM operations make it possible to
> > handle most PM related quirks separately in their own
> > functions instead of conditionally in the device driver's
> > generic PM functions (and in some cases all over the
> > driver). The software node specific PM operations will also
> > reduce the need to pass platform data in some cases, for
> > example from a core MFD driver to the child device drivers,
> > as from now on the core MFD driver will be able to implement
> > the PM quirks directly for the child devices without the
> > need to touch the drivers of those child devices.
> >
> > If a software node includes the PM operations, those PM
> > operations are always executed separately on top of the
> > other PM operations of the device, so the software node will
> > never replace any of the "normal" PM operations of the
> > device (including the PM domain's operations, class's or
> > bus's PM operations, the device drivers own operations, or
> > any other).
> This isn't consistent with the code changes AFAICS.
> The swnode PM operations are implemented as a PM domain ops, which
> means that they will be executed instead of any other existing ops
> rather than in addition to those.
> For example, software_node_prepare() will skip bus type ops if they
> are present and there is no "primary" PM domain which seems not
> intended.

True. I thought the pm_generic_*() functions will take care of also
the bus ops, but of course they don't do that.

> Also some comments might help to understand the design.




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